I have one son who will be 4 in April. I work full time, and he is taken care of by my mother in law, who is really amazing. I'm considering homeschooling, but where I live it's not a common thing to do. I am involved with a local homeschooling group, and I have lots of activities in my area I can incorporate into my son's day so he gets to be around other kids his age. My only reservation about homeschooling is the worry that he will not have any close friends. I met my two closest friends in elementary school, and we are still extremely close after 24 years. I'm afraid that homeschooling won't help him develop these kinds of relationships. Other than that, I know I can involve him in other things like sports, music, art, etc. where he will meet other kids and socialize.
If you have older children who are/were homeschooled, what kind of friendships have they cultivated?